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Ivan Zorych, PhD, Receives Excellent Teacher Award

Ivan Zorych, PhD, a graduate student in the department of mathematical science who also worked as a teaching assistant at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an excellence in teaching award during NJIT’s annual university convocation. 

Zorych, of Harrison, received the award for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and for encouraging and guiding students to work at their highest academic level.

Since the fall of 2002, Zorych has taught a variety of courses in the department of mathematical sciences, including university mathematics, probability and statistics, calculus I, and differential equations. While teaching, Zorych earned a master’s degree and a doctorate. 

And despite a demanding schedule of teaching and studies, Zorych - as documented by many of his students - seems to find time to “go way beyond the classroom” in helping students succeed.  A number of students have said he helped change their former negative attitudes about math as a result of his dedication to teaching, his personalized attention and his unfailing sense of humor.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.